Real Science 4 Kids

February 6, 2011
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Real Science 4 Kids

Content: Science
Grade(s): 1st – 8th
Perspective: Christian
Prep Time: Moderate
Teacher Manual: Available
Teacher Involvement: Moderate
Cost: $$$$ || ?
Pages: Varies
Publication Date:
Publisher: gravitaspublications.com
Review Last Updated: May 28, 2017

** From the Publisher’s Website: **

Real Science 4 Kids has two different product lines:

  • Focus On series, which is a single-subject, semester-long, unit study, that introduces kids to five science subjects (chemistry, biology, physics, geology, and astronomy).
  • Building Block series, which is a rigorous, multi-subject, yearlong, “upward spiral” program where kids build concepts sequentially each year.

With either product line, your child will learn science by doing science, much in the same way graduate students and post-docs learn science by doing science: they read, do experiments, research some ideas, read some more, do more experiments, research more ideas, and over time master the subject.

All of the books introduce real science to students and this means scientific facts and theories that are currently accepted by the scientific community. However, the books also introduce students to the philosophy of science and encourage students to explore opposing viewpoints when it comes to interpreting what these facts and theories may mean to individuals, groups, and the larger community.


About the Author:
Rebecca W. Keller Ph.D wrote the Real Science 4 Kids series.


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4 Comments

  • Nancy Ponchello July 25, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Real Science 4 Kids elementary science textbooks are written in clear, simple language that teaches the concepts effectively. I like the full color illustrations. The labs are outlined and explained very well. The student uses lab workbooks to record the results of the experiments, so they aren’t really formal lab reports. The program focuses on the scientific method. There are also supplementary materials to go along with the curriculum, including the teacher manual, quizzes, study folders and Kogs. Kogs are workbooks which relate the science topic to other areas of study, like history, art and literature.

  • Subhmina October 3, 2012 at 6:12 am

    I think this series would be perfectly nice for children who haven’t really had any science background in their lives, but I purchased the Level 1 biology books for my first grader to use as part of our studies for the year and I found that they were just too simplistic for him. So I guess I would suggest previewing the books, if possible, or going with the Level 2 books if you have children who are science oriented and who have had even informal science learning in their lives since they were toddlers.

  • Eric Hahn September 2, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    I used Real Science 4 Kids middle school chemistry with my 13. Overall I found RS4K to be the only science series that truly covered the fundamentals of “Real Science” for gifted kids at the younger ends of the designated age spectrums.

  • Katherine alexander February 27, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    My 8 year old really loved the Chemistry. He really started understanding the concepts and enjoyed makin the molecules.

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